Dr. Na'ilah Suad Nasir is the sixth President of the Spencer Foundation, which supports research about education. She has been a faculty member (currently on leave) at the University of California, Berkeley since 2008, where she served as Vice-Chancellor of Equity and Inclusion at the University of California Berkeley from 2015 to 2017. Nasir earned her PhD in Educational Psychology at UCLA in 2000, and was a member of the faculty in the School of Education at Stanford University from 2000 – 2008. Her work focuses on issues of race, culture, learning, and identity. She is the author of Racialized Identities: Race and Achievement for African-American Youth and has published numerous other books and scholarly articles. Nasir is a member of the National Academy of Education and a fellow of the American Educational Research Association (AERA). In 2016, she was the recipient of the AERA Division G Mentoring Award.
Biography current as of June 19, 2018